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PHOTOS: Demolition Of Syracuse Grandstands

Dave Dalesandro/MSI Photo

On Saturday the end of the historic New York State Fairgrounds “Moody Mile” became a reality as construction workers imploded the grandstands on the front stretch of the one-mile dirt oval.

Dillon Goes From Dirt To Daytona

Austin Dillon kicked off 2015 with a win in the DIRTcar Nationals. He hopes to use another one as a springboard for NASCAR success. (Hein Brothers photo)

The Daytona 500 is the jewel of February for Austin Dillon, but it’s not the only big-time event he wants to win.

Schatz Ready To Repeat ‘Golden Year’

Donny Schatz continues to dominate the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series standings. (Lisa Dynes photo)

Donny Schatz won 31 World of Outlaws Sprint Car races and the series championship last year. His goal for 2016 is simple: do it all again.


Steve Kinser's foray into NASCAR didn't last a full season. (NSSN Archives photo)

As the 1995 racing season began, Steve Kinser was off on a new adventure.

LOOKING BACK: 1992 Hooters 500


After a season-long battle, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup championship was decided by which driver collected the five bonus points for leading the most laps during the Nov. 15 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The Ford GT Is A Blast From The Past

The Ford GT that will make its racing debut during the Rolex 24 in January is an homage to the original GT40 Coupe. (Richard Dole/LAT Photo)

Sports car racing may be headed back to the future.

LOOKING BACK: Elliott Claims Winston Million

Bill Elliott earned a historic $1 million payday when he won the 1985 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (NASCAR Photo)

NASCAR stock-car racing moved from the sports page to the front page on Sept. 1, 1985, when Bill Elliott claimed the Winston Million after winning the 36th annual Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Familiar Champions Star For NHRA In ’15

(From left) Andrew Hines, Del Worsham, Antron Brown and Erica Enders all celebrates NHRA championships in 2015. (NHRA Photo)

Buoyed by the emergence of its new president, Peter Clifford, and the dawn of a multi-year live-coverage deal with FOX, the National Hot Rod Ass’n began modeling a newer, hipper style geared at attracting a fresh and younger audience.

LOOKING BACK: 1984 Firecracker 400

President Ronald Reagan (left) watches the final laps of the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int'l Speedway alongside broadcaster Ned Jarrett. (NASCAR Photo)

Richard Petty’s victory in the July 4 Firecracker 400 at Daytona Int’l Speedway proved to be the biggest auto-racing story of 1984.

Kyle Busch’s Historic Championship Run

Kyle Busch captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year after missing 11 races because of an injury. (NASCAR Photo)

Kyle Busch hoped he’d finish the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on a high note. Hoisting the championship trophy wasn’t what he expected, but he made it a reality Nov. 22 at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway.


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